Archinect - News 2015-03-31T23:54:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123909419/jing-jin-city-china-s-luxury-ghost-town Jing Jin City, China's luxury ghost town Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T16:53:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16dde572eab0e48a6e3d206b7197a7b0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist/photographer&nbsp;Andi Schmied&nbsp;chose one of these Chinese new towns as the subject for a project that goes beyond merely capturing a desolate townscape. Jing Jin City, 100 miles from Beijing, is a luxury resort town consisting of some 4000 villas, a Hyatt Regency resort spa and amenities such as a golf course and a horse racing track. It is not really a ghost town, however, since it is partially populated, but many of the villas remain in various states of completion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123666742/snapshots-of-cristi-n-undurraga-s-alberto-hurtado-memorial-museum Snapshots of Cristián Undurraga's Alberto Hurtado memorial museum Justine Testado 2015-03-24T15:18:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T15:24:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be8xrfsuwu1tarw0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2010, a sanctuary in Santiago was completed in [Hurtado's] honor &mdash; at the very site where he founded the Hogar de Cristo back in the 1940s. The building was designed by Chilean architect Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga, of Undurraga Dev&eacute;s Arquitectos, and it is elegant and serene &mdash; a true space of contemplation. It also makes the most of simple materials: rough B&eacute;ton brut concrete, glass blocks and blond wood ceilings that don't overwhelm the artifacts on display...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Calming photos of the Santiago-based memorial museum, which Chilean architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.undurragadeves.cl/?page_id=43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga</a> designed in honor of Jesuit priest Father Alberto Hurtado and his humanitarian work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123197015/the-strange-and-beautiful-architecture-of-matthias-jung The strange and beautiful architecture of Matthias Jung Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3c221b26f9a3ce73ec01a893e72c255.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German-based graphic designer Matthias Jung creates imaginative houses, that we'd like to encounter in real life. He calls his creations 'architectural short poems', that aim to visualize another perspective on how we could see the world and live in it. The homes are put together from photo material that he collects and re-arranges in unexpected ways.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award Hélène Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award Justine Testado 2015-03-03T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1otpfdf5c8j5vdqb.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The WUHO Gallery in Hollywood was abuzz on the opening night of <a href="http://jsi.architecture.woodbury.edu/portfolio/helene-binet-fragments-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light&rdquo;</a> this past Saturday, in celebration of Binet as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. Co-curated by JSI Managing Director Emily Bills and Binet, &ldquo;Fragments of Light&rdquo; is the photographer&rsquo;s first U.S. exhibition featuring around 20 photos out of her vast body of work from 25 years of working in the field.</p><p>Treating light as if it were a building material, Binet&rsquo;s signature style renders the buildings of architects like Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier into black and white atmospheric compositions of light, shadow, and sharp details that Binet masterfully captures all through a film camera.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fjh0owo6tk5ee90n.jpg"></p><p>The crowd slowly trickled into the narrow but long gallery space, which was soon full of friends, associates, Woodbury architecture students and alumni, and photography and arts enthusiasts chattering away over light refreshments.</p><p>Notable attendees in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120449872/haunting-beauty-alexander-gronsky-photographs-russia-s-polluted-north Haunting beauty: Alexander Gronsky photographs Russia's polluted North Alexander Walter 2015-02-10T20:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:47:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d176207d8b475b87b8b1940965790a2.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Russia&rsquo;s northern cities are a triumph of will; grand settlements in the middle of snow and darkness where people are dwarfed by the outsized factories they&rsquo;ve built and helpless next to the industrial waste those factories create.&nbsp;Photographer Alexander Gronsky&rsquo;s images of Norilsk seem both close to reality and something out of a dream. [...] But at the same time it is a place of heart-wrenching almost Arcadian beauty. A place of pale skies and metallic rivers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Make sure to also check out the other tales in <em>Calvert Journal</em>'s excellent mini-series, "<a href="http://calvertjournal.com/features/show/3636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Six stories&nbsp;from the Russian North</a>."&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120139990/design-archives-of-jackie-kennedy-s-wexford-house-to-be-auctioned Design archives of Jackie Kennedy's Wexford House to be auctioned Justine Testado 2015-02-06T20:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:13:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnn1ozttzlx7zz6l.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 400 pieces that archive the construction and design of the presidential Kennedy family's Wexford House will soon be up for sale at a live auction on February 19 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts that will be hosted by Boston-based auction company RR Auction. Bidding begins February 12-18.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz4iw9pn37ip4asb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lr4svn8hcxl585s.jpg"></p><p>The vast collection consists of three large binders and two large folders that contain oversized building plans, paperwork, photographs, magazine tearouts with Jackie's written design notes, and handwritten correspondence that covers almost all the construction and design aspects of the Wexford House -- including 10 letters that Jackie penned herself. The collection spans from 1961-64 with emphasis on 1963, the main year of construction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukm5stv7o1rojw8e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcb7gfqsxri746p2.jpg"></p><p>The story behind the Wexford House reads like a saccharine yet bittersweet tale of the elusive American Dream. Named by Jackie as a nod to JFK's Irish roots, the Wexford House was constructed from late 1962 and completed in the summer of 196...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118813755/between-two-and-three-dimensions-panelists-discuss-the-relationship-between-architecture-and-photographic-representation-at-the-la-photo-fair-2014 Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014 Nicholas Korody 2015-01-26T15:20:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:58:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2y8rntk6w9q7xbpp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s very little real architectural information that we get from a photograph,&rdquo; the photographer <a href="http://www.grantmudford.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a> claimed during a panel last Friday hosted by <a href="http://www.photola.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo LA</a>, an annual photographic exposition. In its 24th year at <a href="http://the-reef.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the REEF</a> in the historic LA Mart building, Photo LA provides a space for both international and local galleries to showcase both contemporary and historic photography. The panel focused on the changing &ldquo;human experience of space&rdquo; of its host city, bringing together a variety of photographers, curators, and writers to consider the dynamic relationship between photography and architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/mv/mv83cw92m5o8cijn.jpg"></p><p>Mudford&rsquo;s co-panelists seemed to largely agree with his assertion; they spent the hour primarily discussing the various difficulties lurking behind architectural photography. At the forefront of the conversation was the expression itself, as well as its sibling the &ldquo;architectural photographer.&rdquo; Without any hyphen to serve as tether, the two words in juxtaposition seem locked in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118984560/photographer-documents-egypt-s-monumental-housing-developments-in-the-desert Photographer documents Egypt's monumental housing developments in the desert Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T19:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:32:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47c513123473574131bd51d4bb3b9957.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Egypt is in the throes of a severe housing shortage [...]. But one thing the country has an abundance of is lonesome desert, and developers are turning there to construct immense projects that stick out in the emptiness like skyscrapers on Mars. London-based photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro has a yen for the monumental [...] naturally he was interested in the colossal structures rising on the outskirts of Egyptian cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet The 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award goes to Hélène Binet Justine Testado 2015-01-22T18:25:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T20:18:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/boz44gx21k0aeplo.jpg" width="514" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Structures designed by the likes of Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier are rendered into atmospheric, sharply detailed black and white compositions through the camera lens of Swiss-French analogue photographer <a href="http://www.helenebinet.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, who was recently selected as the 2015 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.</p><p>The Institute bestows the annual award to an early photographer whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and continues to influence the artistic medium of architectural photography. Previous recipients include <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/iwan_baan_to_receive_julius_shulman_photography_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan (2010)</a>, Richard Barnes (2011), <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43136167/pedro-e-guerrero-frank-lloyd-wright-s-photographer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guerrero (2012)</a>, Catherine Opie (2013), and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford (2014)</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3hw7w0dr1n0ug9k9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Kapelle fur den heiligen Bruder Klaus 03, architecture by Peter Zumthor, 2009.</em></p><p>In celebration, the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles will host the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/helene_binet_fragments_of_light/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light"</a> exhibition starting with the opening reception and award presentation on February 28. Co-curated by Binet and Emily...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117975345/building-images-exhibition-revives-the-power-of-imagery-in-architecture "Building Images" exhibition revives the power of imagery in architecture Justine Testado 2015-01-09T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T23:32:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/oje499hyyxhn4o5p.jpg" width="514" height="858" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Without a doubt, photography has left a lasting impact in how people experience architectural spaces, and that influence continues to grow more widespread in these digital times. <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com/en/home/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto Werkstatt</a> and <a href="http://www.arcaidimages.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arcaid Images</a> collaborated to produce the upcoming "Building Images" exhibition as a critical exploration of photography and its ability to convey architectural elements and concepts.</p><p>The exhibition organizers also hope "Building Images" will renew the conversation on the power of photography as a visual communication tool within the architectural and design industry as well as spark broader debate on the use of imagery in the digital era.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zlnilkqhzqpnnoa.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k36iotwr5lu72lk9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xetpnoq8et1x1d8d.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqbxiaonz3bzj2ld.jpg"></p><p>Opening on January 16 at Sto Werkstatt in Clerkenwell, London, the public exhibition rounds up well-composed works of 14 talented architectural photographers who competed in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110724235/hufton-crow-named-as-arcaid-images-architectural-photographer-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">most recent Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards</a>. The photographs show that even familiar buildings can't have too many snapshots, including Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Ce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117810659/the-fantasy-castles-of-belarus-nouveau-riche The fantasy castles of Belarus' nouveau riche Alexander Walter 2015-01-07T14:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:52:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wv9mrgpq7r1egxg8.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Driving through the suburbs of Minsk, photographer Vitus Saloshanka, a Belorusian native who moved away in 2001, was struck by the way in which familiar places had changed. &ldquo;I saw something I&rsquo;ve never seen in Minsk before,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Contrast, social differences.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;The houses represent a new sense of self-awareness in Belorusian society as well as a search for a new cultural identity. Who are we? Where are our roots? How is this expressed in the form of architecture?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115047965/eyetime-announces-the-2014-winners EyeTime announces the 2014 winners Justine Testado 2014-12-02T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T19:12:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xaupjpr6pbkmyt6j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for EyeTime 2014. The popular contest was created by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research, exploration and investigation happening within today's emerging talent. The guest jury chose the winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories. Additionally, the public got to participate in selecting the winners in the "EyeTime" contest...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This year, the guest jury featured Archinect and Bustler founder/director <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>! Here's a peek at some of the 2014 winners:</p><p>(Pictured above) EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Binh Duong - "Street Barber"</p><p>EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Rongguo Gao - "Mother and Child"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/483hukex959aoqlb.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Ben Tynegate - "Architecture in Limbo"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2znbwa7mpdsbop7r.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Flowers of City Slums"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57zvablop4k0xs9d.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES PUBLIC WINNER: Christopher Lucka - "Lovers"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7k848zgic8ko5qg.jpg"></p><p>Find more of the winning photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_eyetime_2014_are_revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114962805/space-noir Space Noir Alexander Walter 2014-12-01T14:28:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:07:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90d93355a9a4ace662028470b69c5779.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The European Space Agency recently released a group of photos taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst showing the International Space Station at night. The only real contextual information provided is that "the six astronauts on the weightless research centre live by GMT, and generally sleep at the same time." Gerst&mdash;so close to Geist!&mdash;thus took advantage of the downtime to produce some images that make the ISS look uninhabited, a dead mansion rolling through space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103863924/how-do-humans-perceive-the-built-environment-in-outer-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How do humans perceive the built environment in outer space?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114195194/reading-room-a-catalog-of-new-york-city-s-branch-libraries Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e88d088e4a9b09d2521a1f59e464d93d.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City&rsquo;s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4&times;5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114194389/street-view-a-virtual-tour-across-russia-by-remote-camera Street view: a virtual tour across Russia by remote camera Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5c1ca072f3cb9b844c54e8c5e9e2b1b.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea for Yandex. Street Photographer came to Daniill Maksyokov on a Friday night, while he was surfing the internet [...] &ldquo;In Yandex.Maps there&rsquo;s an analogue of Google Street View called Panoramas but it only has views of Russian cities and some former-Soviet countries [...]&rdquo; say Maksyokov. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s more, faces, labels, registration numbers of vehicles and other personal data are not blurred &hellip; As a result you have a complete sense of presence and can see everything from a fresh perspective.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113424292/how-pictures-of-the-eiffel-tower-at-night-violate-copyright How pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night violate copyright Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T15:06:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T10:00:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igiot3urxpazxl1r.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Indeed, taking a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night for any reason other than personal use is, technically, a violation of French copyright law [...]. A daytime photo is fine&mdash;copyright on the structure itself has expired&mdash;but night time photos remain problematic because the light show is more recent than the tower itself. Also illegal is taking a photo of the Atomium, Belgium&rsquo;s most famous tourist attraction [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112880680/constructing-worlds-exhibit-at-barbican-explores-buildings-as-neighbors 'Constructing Worlds' exhibit at Barbican explores buildings as neighbors Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T13:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:02:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fab6b8f7563f3f31f6cbd03a0f88779.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thirty years ago, the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri complained that pictures of well-known buildings were often as conventional and flat as mediocre still-life paintings "but executed out of doors." [...] The new architectural photography exhibition at the Barbican, "Constructing Worlds," sets out, as Ghirri himself did in shooting buildings by the architect Aldo Rossi, to explore another approach [...]. Something very different, in other words, from "maximum clarity."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111417630/building-sight-pictures-of-a-post-soviet-city-in-flux Building sight: pictures of a post-Soviet city in flux Alexander Walter 2014-10-16T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In A Model for a City photographer Petr Antonov studies Moscow as the perfect example of a post-Soviet urban environment. The streets, buildings, cars and people captured by his camera are isolated from their everyday purposes and work like visual elements of the cityscape. [...] Antonov successfully captured the change so typical for most post-Soviet cities: newly built high-rises and faceless malls emerging on the horizon, ugly signage and never-ending building works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110724235/hufton-crow-named-as-arcaid-images-architectural-photographer-of-the-year-2014 Hufton + Crow named as Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-07T15:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:16:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1sujtnot6u7700f.jpg" width="514" height="858" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, Arcaid Images honors the very best architectural photographers and their expertise and creativity in the unique medium of architectural photography. Nick Hufton and Al Crow of Hufton + Crow were announced as the 2014 overall winners of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year award at the end of World Architecture Festival in Singapore on October 3.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hufton + Crow won the prestigious award for their interior photograph of&nbsp; Zaha Hadid Architects' well-known Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan. (pictured above). Interestingly enough, Hufton + Crow also received a runner-up spot for their exterior photograph of the same building.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66fukv8vtnnf5ymj.jpg"></p><p>The three additional runners-up announced were:</p><p>&darr; Victor Romeo for the Cayan Tower by SOM</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umk9uaczy86pscz8.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Inigo Bujedo Aguirre for the Encants Flea Market by B720 Arquitectura</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r6ubrydroaoh2qrt.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Joao Morgado for Outdoor Swimming Pool by Alvaro Siza Vieira</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2q1b4dovtb247to.jpg"></p><p>Find more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/hufton_crow_named_as_arcaid_images_architectural_photographer_of_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110100332/photographing-the-extreme-transformation-of-the-meatpacking-district Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6765bdcd7a7611f089742b9863f4b41b.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps no part of Manhattan has changed as dramatically since the 1980s as the Meatpacking District. Located on the Lower West Side, the district has gone from a blue-collar warehouse district with a seedy side into a hyper-luxurious, bustling neighborhood. From the High Line to the expensive shops and restaurants along the old cobblestone streets, everything looks quite different from when Brian Rose first brought his camera to the Meatpacking District.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107424511/hong-kong-from-the-perspective-of-crazy-fearless-russian-kids Hong Kong, from the perspective of crazy, fearless Russian kids Archinect 2014-08-25T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b84dc5113f57595ddcdeb52848a60b63.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Safety regulations are weird. All the exits are viewed with cameras; each door is equipped with an alarm (or even two), which notifies the police and building security in case of an alert. However, usually you don&rsquo;t need any permission to get to the business center, and all the doors are open during working hours Monday to Friday, all the alarms are switched off. So, if you are interested in city views from the height without having any problems with the police, just buy a ticket to Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107410034/the-outlaw-instagrammers-of-new-york-city The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/js11b4alvgpoc05p.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There has long been a subculture of so-called &ldquo;urban explorers&rdquo; who have made a game of accessing off-limits places. [...] Urban explorers take photos mainly to document that they&rsquo;ve been there, while for Deas the image is the whole point. The outlaw Instagrammers have more in common with graffiti artists, another subculture of underground creatives who make their work in the cracks of the urban landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in Russia: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46831485/skywalking-hacking-architecture-in-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skywalking - hacking architecture in Russia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106635971/beauty-and-symmetry-collide-in-stunning-photographs-of-mosque-architecture Beauty and Symmetry Collide in Stunning Photographs of Mosque Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-15T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:35:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e84e9161e0797323685274cb42ad53cb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji [...] is capturing truly stunning photographs of the colorful, architecturally gorgeous interiors of historical Mosques throughout the Middle East. [...] Using wide angle lenses, fisheye lenses and panoramic photography techniques he has traveled to some of the most historically significant mosques in and around his home country of Iran to capture the kaleidoscope-like architecture inside.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ganji's work gives some faith back in the beauty of our profession.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106492273/the-life-and-death-of-an-impossible-city The Life and Death of an Impossible City Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mnebptn48w3yxh1.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Darkness Revisited is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely ungoverned, densely populated enclave within Hong Kong.[...] It was like nothing else in Hong Kong: a mass of interconnected 12- and 14-story buildings forming a single huge structure, its facade glowing from the light of hundreds of apartments and shops. Clearly there was no administrative oversight. It was too dense, too ad-hoc, too unrestrained. All this was clear before even entering the place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060791749/city-of-darkness-revisited" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> helped photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot fund and complete the new edition of their book, <a href="http://cityofdarkness.co.uk/category/the_book/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>City of Darkness Revisited</em></a>, about life in Hong Kong's legendary <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/440610/kowloon-walled-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kowloon Walled City</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105808748/martha-stewart-in-the-age-of-drone-photography Martha Stewart in the age of drone photography Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-05T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:55:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pp2gtxg24bhrkp1.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few minutes I was hooked. . . The photos and video were stunning. By assuming unusual vantage points, the drone allowed me to &ldquo;see&rdquo; so much more of my surroundings than usual. [The view] would have otherwise been impossible without the use of a private plane, helicopter, or balloon. With any of those vehicles, I would have needed a telephoto lens, and all of them would have made an unacceptable commotion on the beach. What&rsquo;s more, I would not have been in the photos!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Purveyor of all things "Good", Martha Stewart has added her two color-coded cents to the debate on drones in a nearly <a href="http://time.com/3053003/martha-stewart-drone/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gleeful op-ed for <em>TIME</em> magazine</a>. Titled "Why I Love My Drone", Stewart gushes about her new "useful tool" and marvels at how large-scale planning projects like Chateau de Versailles and the Great Wall of China were accomplished without such imaging technology. Seeing aerial views of her private farm, she's tickled by its resemblance to her Peter Rabbit-themed Easter cakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c651d1ng807e3x0t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlcap1midkpvkhg3.jpg"></p><p>Stewart's approach to drone photography is craftily optimistic, and while she recognizes the grave implications of militarized drone technology, she's not going to wrinkle her dinner napkin wringing her hands over it. But Stewart's adoption of the drone is a strong sign of the technology's mainstream commercial appeal. <a href="http://www.joaomorgado.com/eng/aerial-photography" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Professional photographers</a>, filmmakers, <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/pro/drone-use-real-estate-marketing-112159/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">real estate developers</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100171363/gensler-la-wants-to-use-drones-to-alleviate-the-scale-limits-of-3d-printing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a> have embraced the drone's utility for affording new, choreographed views (<a href="http://realtormag.realtor.org/law-and-ethics/briefs/article/2014/03/drones-in-real-estate-not-so-fast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even if the law hasn't</a>). The dr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105860142/creepy-photos-of-russia-s-crumbling-communist-architecture Creepy Photos of Russia’s Crumbling Communist Architecture Archinect 2014-08-05T12:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31ade311a6c6ea5eb9ee7ac797e54e43.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>English photographer Rebecca Litchfield braved radiation and KGB-style interrogation techniques to capture the beauty of this bygone era in a series called Soviet Ghosts. Her work took her to schools, hospitals, factories, and accidentally, a top secret radar installation. &ldquo;Many of the abandoned buildings are pretty unknown to the public, they are hidden behind tall fences and gates, I think it is easy to just pass without knowing what is inside,&rdquo; says Litchfield.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105417750/hidden-cameras-in-berlin-will-record-century-of-urban-development Hidden cameras in Berlin will record century of urban development Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-30T19:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:55:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efcf9a2154080b0a6b44796fb2fcdf47.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we speak, pinhole cameras are being placed in secret locations all over Berlin. Each will each take a single photograph with a 100-year exposure. Volunteers will place the cameras in neighborhoods throughout the city, keeping the location a closely guarded secret until they grow old or ill, at which time they will pass the information on to someone in the next generation. In 2114, the people they&rsquo;ve told will retrieve the cameras from their hiding spots</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105403239/leading-saudi-artist-focuses-on-the-modernisation-of-mecca-and-jerusalem Leading Saudi artist focuses on the modernisation of Mecca and Jerusalem Alexander Walter 2014-07-30T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45afb3c31c3cc2619ad7d629c632c387.jpg" width="425" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The leading Saudi artist Ahmed Mater, who caused a stir with a series of photographs depicting the rampant redevelopment around Mecca, is due to take part in his first public talk in the UK at Sotheby&rsquo;s London (12 August). Mater will also discuss this work in relation to other cities such as Jerusalem and Medina during the discussion, entitled &ldquo;Contemporary photography and hybrid architecture&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60101271/mecca-s-mega-architecture-casts-shadow-over-hajj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecca's mega architecture casts shadow over hajj</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104172202/vertical-horizon-2nd-edition-romain-jacquet-lagreze-s-cityscapes-of-hong-kong Vertical Horizon 2nd Edition: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's cityscapes of Hong Kong Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:45:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcf872126b9ckgzz.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze decided to release a second edition of his book 'Vertical Horizon', featuring 56 photos from the first book and 22 new vertigo-inducing images</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575697/russia-s-suburbs-lack-charm-which-may-be-why-they-re-creative-hotspots Russia’s suburbs lack charm ... which may be why they're creative hotspots Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T15:05:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edf324d1da528f88492b740581f8912b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How exactly did the faceless tower block become the inspiration for contemporary Russian visual culture?[...] Large estates are like fractals, or a space created by facing mirrors. Building 8 is exactly the same as building 14, and its young inhabitants must perhaps have the same preoccupation: to someday acquire a similar cell in one of these purpose-built units around town. Can creativity come from places like that? In contemporary Russia, somehow, it does.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>